As Mike’s dad always says, you’re most productive at the beginning and at the end of a study session so it’s important to take lots of breaks. We recently ran with this idea by taking a whole day off.
We rarely sleep in but we rolled of bed and had a late breakfast at Athens, a Greek family restaurant on Quinpool. Halifax’s Greek restaurants serve up some of the city’s best breakfasts. Plus, Greek coffee is a real treat for the coffee lover. I ordered pancakes which were so big and fluffy I couldn’t even finish them (Mike had to help). Mike had the usual – eggs benedict – this time with smoked salmon. We both ordered the Greek coffee but unfortunately our enthusiastic waiter informed us the espresso machine was out of order. But we didn’t let that get us down! We had a side order of bacon to make up for it.
After breakfast we hit up day 2 of the Berry Merry Winter Market and were blown away by the number of amazing crafters in the city. One of our favourite vendors was a confectioner who made beer caramels – delicious! Feeling inspired, we headed over to Atlantic Fabric, Crafts & More in Dartmouth and picked up a few things for some Christmas projects (more on that later).
We ended off the day with a well-earned (at least that’s what we told ourselves) feed of some of the city’s best poutine at Cheese Curds. They had about 10 different topping combinations, including butter chicken, but for our first visit we went with the classic model. We would (and did) go again.
All in all we had a very productive day off.